College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
18-1
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
8-9
SOR Leader
Villanova
18-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
18-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East18-112611
2West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-32822040
3DukeDUKEACC14-43362115
4North CarolinaUNCACC17-34161110
5KentuckyUKSEC16-2544125
6KansasKUBig 1217-163144
7VirginiaUVAACC14-37171516
8LouisvilleLOUACC16-38578
9UCLAUCLAPac-1219-19102620
10OregonOREPac-1217-2101451914
11PurduePURBig Ten15-411542629
12FloridaFLASEC14-4129176
13GonzagaGONZWCC18-01386311
14WisconsinWISBig Ten15-314241330
15BaylorBAYBig 1217-1152222
16CincinnatiCINAmerican16-216701418
17Notre DameNDACC16-317151017
18ArizonaARIZPac-1217-218851612
19Florida StateFSUACC17-2194289
20IndianaINDBig Ten13-620434970
21ButlerBUTBig East16-321693
22Saint Mary'sSMCWCC16-2221772219
23Iowa StateISUBig 1211-623214454
24CreightonCREIBig East18-1244957
25Wichita StWICHMVC16-4251804385

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical top 25 team would do against each team’s schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day’s rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical Top 25 team would have team’s record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team’s rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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